Infrastructure

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Neuron e-scooters arrive in Newcastle

Neuron’s e-scooters have arrived in Newcastle with an initial 250-strong fleet. The trial, which is being operated in partnership with Newcastle City Council, will provide a safe, sustainable and socially distanced way to travel around the city. Riders in Newcastle will benefit from Neuron’s latest N3 e-scooters which have been …

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‘European-style’ mobility hubs to be introduced in Scotland

Scotland is set to introduce European-style mobility hubs that bring various forms of transport together in one place. The model has been identified as a strategic priority in a report for the Scottish Government. Mobility hubs are particularly common in Germany and Austria and other countries on the continent as …

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2021: Cycling will continue to be a la mode (of transport)

By Adrian Warren, senior product director at Cyclescheme and chair of the Cycle to Work Alliance What a year 2020 was for cycling. One of the positive effects of the pandemic was the amount of free time that lockdown afforded people to pick up old hobbies. In fact, 83% of …

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NHS workers in Stafford offered free e-scooter rides following roll-out of transport trial

NHS workers in Stafford are being offered free electric scooter rides as a trial scheme is rolled out to the town’s county hospital. The county council’s e-scooter trial in Stafford has been expanded to the site after partnering with University of Hospitals North Midlands Trust (UHNM). Staffordshire’s e-scooter trial launched …

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Co Bikes announces more electric bike stations in Exeter

Co Bikes has announced new electric bike stations in Exeter, set to help the city’s ambitions to become net carbon zero by 2030. “It’s great news that Co Bikes is expanding its network across the city and giving more and more people a viable alternative to using the car,” said …

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E-scooter operators launch new micromobility coalition

E-scooter operators have come together to form a new coalition, Micromobility for Europe (MMfE), which launched officially yesterday, 2nd February. Comprised of eight founding members, Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, Tier, Voi, and Wind, the coalition aims to contribute to the development of a coherent policy framework in Europe that …

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Free e-scooter rides for NHS workers as Spin launches Chelmsford trial

Spin has launched its public hire e-scooter trial in Chelmsford. Chelmsford becomes the second Essex location where Spin e-scooters are available for hire, following the December 2020 launch in Basildon. Spin’s Everyday Heroes programme will be available immediately so that Chelmsford’s NHS workers can benefit from free 30-minute e-scooter rides. …

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Bird’s e-scooter service expands in UK as rider demand continues to climb

Bird’s e-scooter service is expanding in the UK as rider demand for micromobility continues to climb in 2021. “We’ve had lots of positive feedback from across the community,” said Redditch Borough Council leader Matt Dormer. “Bird has been a very collaborative partner, and we’re pleased to help more people get …

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Spin to bring remotely operated e-scooters to North American and European cities in 2021

Spin has announced an exclusive international alliance with software company Tortoise to bring Spin S-200 remotely-operated e-scooters to cities in North America and Europe in 2021. The company’s new Spin Valet platform makes it possible to remotely operate Spin’s fleet and automatically repark scooters out of the pathway of pedestrians …

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Tier partners with safety app Busby to create rapid response system for riders involved in incidents

Tier has partnered with micromobility safety app Busby to create a rapid response system for riders involved in incidents on the road. The feature is the latest in a series of initiatives introduced by Tier to improve safety standards and protection for riders and other road users. Liverpool-based start-up Busby …

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